CFP: Companion to American Gothic

CFP: Companion to American Gothic
Deadline: Jan 31, 2013
Dr John Sears
Call for contributors

We are currently commissioning contributions to a proposed Companion to American Gothic, to be published in 2015 by a major UK academic publisher as part of a new series of Gothic companions. Proposals for chapters of 5500-6500 words (including notes) are invited. Early career researchers are encouraged to submit, but we welcome proposals from all American Gothic scholars. Chapters are required that offer critically erudite, authoritative, and cogently written surveys and analyses, focused on appropriate examples, addressing the following topics:

European Ghosts, American Witches: Early American Gothic Realism / Romance
Slavery and the Gothic
Romantic Gothic: The American Tradition
American Modernism and the Southern Gothic
American Gothic after 9/11
American Art and the Gothic Sublime
American Gothic Film and Television
Gothic Gaming in Video and Role-Playing
Gender and American Gothic
African-American Gothic
Border Magic – Chicano/Chicana Gothic

Proposals (500 words), and any queries about these topics, should be sent by email to the editors, Jason Haslam (Jason.Haslam@dal.ca) and John Sears (J.Sears@mmu.ac.uk), by January 31st 2013. Decisions for inclusion will be made by the end of February 2013, with
completed chapters due for submission end of October 2013.

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